Dries Buytaert

Public money, public code

Should software funded with tax dollars be Open Source? I believe so. Maybe there are exceptions, but the default should be "developed with public money, make it public code".

Some governments have increasingly embraced Open Source software. For example, Italy created a new law to enforce the evaluation and use of Open Source in government. And, the Australian government has been promoting the idea of public code for several years.

Why do you think many governments have not adopted the idea of "public money, public code"?

— Dries Buytaert